Salt iodization in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA  – Iodine deficiency is the leading preventable cause of brain damage and it can significantly lower the IQ of whole populations. Lack of iodine can result in cretinism, deafness or speech defects. Severe iodine deficiency in Ethiopian women leads to 50,000 stillbirths annually and the country’s goitre rate has increased from 26% in 1980 to
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